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March 15, 2016 10:30 am

Israel Police Call Off Manhunt After Deciding Tel Aviv Stabbing Attempt Was False Alarm

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A street cafe in Tel Aviv. A massive manhunt called off after officials determined a soldier saw a homeless man and got spooked. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A street cafe in Tel Aviv. A massive manhunt called off after officials determined a soldier saw a homeless man and got spooked. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Police launched a massive manhunt in Tel Aviv after a soldier said an assailant had attempted to stab him, then called off the search hours later, saying the episode appeared to be a misunderstanding.

Police initially said a soldier had narrowly escaped being stabbed by a person in a car who called him over, but later said the soldier had seen a homeless man with a knife and gotten spooked.

Read full story at The Times of Israel. 

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